American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To call on socially: visit friends.
- v. To go to see or spend time at (a place) with a certain intent: visit a museum; visited London.
- v. To stay with as a guest.
- v. To go to see in an official or professional capacity: visited the dentist; a priest visiting his parishioners.
- v. To go or come to: visits the bank on Fridays.
- v. To go to see in order to aid or console: visit the sick and dying.
- v. To make itself known to or seize fleetingly: was visited by a bizarre thought.
- v. To afflict or assail: A plague visited the village.
- v. To inflict punishment on or for; avenge: The sins of the ancestors were visited on their descendants.
- v. To make a visit.
- v. Informal To converse or chat: Stay and visit with me for a while.
- n. The act or an instance of visiting a person, place, or thing.
- n. A stay or sojourn as a guest.
- n. The act of visiting in a professional capacity.
- n. The act of visiting in an official capacity, such as an inspection or examination.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To go or come to see (a person or thing) in the way of friendship, business, curiosity, ceremony, or duty; call upon; proceed to in order to view or look on.
- To come or go to, in general; appear in or at; enter.
- To go or come to see for the purpose of inspection, supervision, examination, correction of abuses, or the like; examine; inspect.
- To afflict; overtake or come upon: said especially of diseases or calamities.
- In Scriptural phraseology: To send a judgment from heaven upon, whether for the purpose of chastising or afflicting, or of comforting or consoling; judge.
- To inflict punishment for (guilt) or upon (a person).
- To practise going to see others; keep up friendly intercourse by going to the houses of friends; make calls; stay with (another) as a guest.
- n. The act of visiting or going to see a person, place, or thing; a temporary residence in a locality or with some one as a guest; a call on a person or at a place.
- n. A formal or official call; a visitation.
- n. A single act of visiting.
- n. medicine, insurance A meeting with a doctor at their surgery or the doctor's at one's home.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To go or come to see, as for the purpose of friendship, business, curiosity, etc.; to attend; to call upon.
- v. To go or come to see for inspection, examination, correction of abuses, etc.; to examine, to inspect
- v. (Script.) To come to for the purpose of chastising, rewarding, comforting; to come upon with reward or retribution; to appear before or judge
- v. To make a visit or visits; to maintain visiting relations; to practice calling on others.
- n. The act of visiting, or going to see a person or thing; a brief stay of business, friendship, ceremony, curiosity, or the like, usually longer than a call
- n. The act of going to view or inspect; an official or formal inspection; examination; visitation.
- v. go to see a place, as for entertainment
- n. the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)
- n. the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
- v. come to see in an official or professional capacity
- v. assail.
- v. pay a brief visit
- v. stay with as a guest
- n. the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity
- v. go to certain places as for sightseeing
- n. a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
- v. talk socially without exchanging too much information
- n. a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
- v. impose something unpleasant
- From Latin vīsitō, frequentative of vīsō ("behold, survey"), from videō ("see"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English visiten, from Old French visiter, from Latin vīsitāre, frequentative of vīsere, to want to see, go to see, from vidēre, to see. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I have to agree that the habit of doing a massive and expensive cleanup of the area of a visit is appalling, especially considering that the conditions will return to normal in no time at all and there will be no further efforts, rather appalling.”
“He admonished critics of the trip, which he called a visit by a long-time ally of Beijing.”
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“According to WWD, on Wu's schedule for his visit is a radio interview with President Ma Ying-jeou, consulting on a condominium complex in Taipei and traveling to Beijing to fete his new eyeshadow collection with Shiseido.”
“We will work together to make sure your visit is as short as possible.”
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“She told Cleary following the second day of the workshop that she no longer liked leadership class because of what she described as a visit by "a sex group.”
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